Occupy Wall Street
Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement are now calling Union Square their new home base after a dramatic and sometimes violent face-off between police and protesters stretched into the early morning hours.
Some New York City Council members contend the NYPD used excessive force in its handling of the weekend protests, but Bloomberg refuted the notion, saying the police know how to handle a crowd.
Police spokesman Paul Browne confirmed Sunday that the department was seeking a subpoena to identify the person.
After police broke up a rally at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and arrested dozens, Occupy Wall Street protesters said their movement would pick up momentum.
As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will return to the stump for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday. Christie will host a lunchtime “Romney for President” rally at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
At the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, several hundred Occupy Wall Street protesters greeted Romney harshly, walking around the hotel behind a black urn they said represented “job cremation.”
The New York Police Department’s surveillance of muslims has garnered intense scrutiny and prompted a backlash, and now the Occupy movement is apparently upset about expanded surveillance as well.
A financial report on the group’s General Assembly website says at “the current rate of expenditure” the occupiers will be “out of money in THREE WEEKS.”
Two protesters were arrested on Wednesday. One of them, a woman in clown makeup, was skipping as police led her away in handcuffs.
Two New York City lawmakers arrested at an Occupy Wall Street march have taken offers to get their cases dismissed by avoiding further arrests for six months.
Police in Brooklyn clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday night. The occupiers allegedly threw garbage cans out of a vacant building as part of a protest.
The sculpture had been off limits to tourists since the first day of the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sept. 17. The NYPD says it will decide whether to allow access to the statue on a day to day basis.
Protesters agreed to find other places to stay within two weeks, and to find an artisan who can make a replacement for the missing baptismal font lid if they don’t find it.
The judge made the decision citing security concerns even beyond worries about its potential as a terrorism target.